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never talked to anybody from new orleans without asking their take on how the city influenced what they do and who they are. whenever you talk to anyone from new orleans, they are willing to admit the music i-- the city has played as much of a role in their musical development. part of it is just being in new orleans. and when you have ever read or talked about, there is a connection, and tell me about how new orleans has factored into your sound. >> music is just in the air. it is not just one kind of music, but you can be playing and all of a sudden you hear the drums, and you do not know what it is. there is a cross brand behind the funeral. all whole lot of people doing the dance, so all of that grows within you, and you grow up with the mark in cross regions -- grow up with marti gras. you follow the beat of the drummer. new orleans is a special place. tavis: did i read somewhere that when you got together to sing, you were i saw hogshead. what was the best you could do? >> the band was already together. and he was a singer, and they recorded a song. a doo-woparted with wh gro
, the more pessimistic we get. proximity confers some legitimacy, to some extent. cities are the laboratories of innovation. laboratories of democracy. but local government, it is the city councils. it is the neighborhoods with and there is. it is the blocked that connect people. that is what i talk about digitizing the town square, using the technology to make sure it is available to everyone. this gives me some optimism. the inability to connect day in and day out with the local government, that is a benefit. >> across the board, in terms of its engagement, one of the critiques against this administration is, like past administrations, they relied too much on this notion that the states can decide. you can see that with no child left behind. states to get to decide. states' rights, rather than bypassing those states and going to municipalities. i have been asking. some people have said, "tavis, i listened to these issues." name one thing that he could have been done differently. sending the money to the states. that money could have gone right to the places where people are hurting the most
grandparents came here about 100 years ago and started having children in new york city. my dad was born in 1915, and everybody is going to notice you have an african american background and you're supposed to be predisposed to playing rhythm, so if you learn to play classically boehner you can really play music. there is no rigid than they know you can really play music. -- if you learn to play classically, then they know you can play music. my father grew up in the era when music was transitioning. everybody was transitioning. he met my mother just after ella fitzgerald had "a tisket a tasket." when they got together, he quit being a composer and a copy of four events -- a copyist for bands. he talked to my mother, and she said, what you want to do? he said, i want a big family. she said, i am a college girl. i want to go back to school and continue my education. he said, that is cool, but let me be able to keep up with the music, and we will be able to have zero albums and a way to play it. -- to have some albums and a way to play it. not hearing music from them, your music from their
the artist known as rodriguez. >> he was a wandering spirit around the city. >> it is a mystery, but it spread quickly. to many of us south africa as he was the soundtrack of our lives. it was the first who opposition to apartheid. he was a mystery. then we found out he committed suicide, and a lot of people have different versions of the story. i thought it would make a good story. there is nothing on the record to tell us who he was or where he was from, so we started to look at the lyrics. we found him. >> he was doing the work nobody else wanted to do he was a lot of things but not materialistic. >> the next day he says, i have got to go on tour, and we said, why is absent -- why is that? >> congratulations in advance. when i saw this story i was blown away. i know some of the real-life characters. i have known them for years. some of the personalities you feature in this documentary, but what i came to know of the story, my first reaction was how a story in this rich could be hidden for so long. it is one of those stories that is right in front of our eyes, but it takes a g
in the streets of new york city, and 80 people were watching this and nobody did anything. my grandmother could not commute. there was nothing about her generation that could understand how that happens, so we have become anesthetized, and the hope is we continue to get fired up for the truth, and maybe with a character we can get away with a lot more. >> i do not get the impression anybody needs to fire you up. you are pretty much on. all the time. i raise the issue to ask in the right thing or the creating of a character, have you ever come to see the character as a mirror? do you see my point? >> i pray i am quitting acting if i ever have to say to you that i do not. there are many aspects that have nothing to do with me, but there is a core connection, an opportunity to take personal responsibility for some wound or some place i can learn more fun i should be having, because the truth is she is so honest. she is not trying to hide that she is a nightmare. i am impossible. i am not guarded from her flaws. that is very refreshing, as we tend to be very careful about anybody finding us out. ta
in city ago. i worked for him while i was studying computer science. then, i took a job at bell labs because it was an iconic company. i took a pay cut from the starting job to the bell labs job to pursue innovation and education. and then i got bored at bell labs and took another job at the university and again took a pay cut because i saw that i was going to make a movie with arnold, and that was something i wanted to do. it was art and science and visual. i would do that without being paid. interestingly, at the start a company, i did database, and at the other, i did network. i did graphics at another company. those three are what form the basic for the mosaic browser, which turned into netscape and internet explorer. so being able to guide this group of students to create this first multimedia internet browser comes from my trajectory of pursuing something that i and interested in, not necessarily about a higher position or better pay. it gives me that basis to do that. tavis: given where you started, what do you make about being on the front side of the internet browsers, netsc
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